tv 9 News Now at 6am CBS September 4, 2012 6:00am-7:00am EDT
overnight showers we had north and west of town. 83 by noon. we're looking at a high near # 7. that -- near 87. that will probably happen by 4:00 p.m. as we get into the afternoon with more daytime heating, better chance we'll pop showers and storms in this very tropical humid air mass. 68 in is the cool spot. culpeper 72. 75 across the bay in easton. the showers overnight, they lifted southwest to northeast. they're now in pennsylvania and jersey and approaching rhode island. around here our radars are looking good. on the quiet side. a couple of sprinkles not far from hagerstown. here comes monika samtani. here comes traffic. oh, yeah. we've already seen a lot of volume on our major thoroughfares early this morning. now an accident on the beltway in bethesda. it's right here on the outer loop just past i-270 sitting along the right side. apparently a car spun out and police are on the scene. if you're planning to head over
to the outer loop, you're also going to hit those brakes 95 toward georgia avenue. on the southbound side of i-270 which is slow and heavy, look at this. from route 109 it will be continuous to 121 before the pace improves. we're still good at montrose road to the split. back over to our maps this time heading into virginia on the northbound side of i-95. it's going to be slow now in quantico off and on through woodbridge and through springfield. a live look there on the northbound side of i-95. at least the lanes are open. no accidents to report up to the 14th vote bridge. i'll be back -- 14th street bridge. i'm be back with more. summer is over for students across northern virginia it is back to school. >> it is indeed. that means traffic is going to abmajor issue for every-- to be a major issue for everyone in the region. kristin fisher is live to talk more about that. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. before students here at south county middle school get to enjoy their brand new building, a beautiful school by the way,
before they can enjoy that first they have to get here which is me small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. summer is over. people are going back to work, kids going back to school. what this essentially means is this is now a return to the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? here's what you can expect on the roads today according to aaa. 2.8 million commuters in the d.c. area. about a million students that will need to be transported to and from school. and more than 7,000 school buses. here is john towson with aaa. >> the traffic will increase by 26% over what the level of traffic and gridlock wise during the summer months. so you can expect a 26% increase in traffic. the bulk of that or ground zero will be around 9:00 when all the parents finish carrying their kids to school.
>> a 26% increase in traffic overnight. what that means is the average commute in the d.c. area is going to jump from 20.4 minutes of traffic delays per day to 25.8. so that's about more than five minutes tacked on to your commute every day. to make matters worse, tonight you've got the washington nationals playing a home game against the chicago cubs. it's 7:00. so that's going to tack on a ton of extra traffic near nats park. so plan for that during the evening commute. coming up at 6:30, we're going to have an interview with fairfax county superintendent jack dale. dr. jack dale. he's going to be here. and we'll be talking to him about what today means to him because this is his first day of school as fairfax county superintendent. a lot of questions to ask him coming up at 6:30. >> kristin fisher live in norton, virginia this morning. today is the first day of school for prince george's
county's new school superintendent dr. alvin crawly. he will lead the school system through the end of the school year. he spent 16 years working as an administrator in arlington county schools. he will replace dr. william heit who left prince george's county for philadelphia. it is 6:04. in campaign 2012, the democratic national convention begins tonight in charlotte, north carolina. first lady michele obama will deliver his speech tonight. maryland governor martin o'malley will also speak in prime time. as susan mcginnis reports, a misstep by the maryland governor has thrown democrats off message. >> reporter: the stage has been built, the party platform released and democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention. >> this has been such a historic time, i couldn't imagine not coming. >> reporter: but as the festivities begin, republicans won't let go of the question are americans better off than they were four years ago. >> they can't tell you that you're better off. >> reporter: the obama team
opened the door to the attacks when some, including maryland governor martin o'malley had trouble answering the question. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that's not the question of this election. >> reporter: republicans pounced saying that's proof president obama's policies aren't working. since then the democrats regrouped and came out swinging. >> you want to know why we're better off? i've got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> reporter: democrats hope to get back on message when san antonio mayor and first lady michele obama address delegates here tonight. the first lady got an up close look at the podium during her walk through monday. and while her husband's favorability ratings have fallen during his first term, mrs. obama remained very popular. >> i think she has been an ambassador for her husband and that, you know, i see them as a team. >> reporter: mayor castro kicks
off the prime time coverage of the convention with his keynote address. president obama used the 2004 keynote to launch himself into the national spotlight. >> in charlotte, susan mcginnis, 9news now. former virginia governor and current u.s. senate candidate tim kaine will address the convention this afternoon. we'll have coverage of all the speeches later tonight on 9news now at 11:00. in just a few hours, a former top campaign aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray will be back in court. thomas gore pleaded guilty in may to organizing the under the table payments to former mayoral candidate suleman brown. it was all part of an alleged shadow campaign to get gray elected. gore was the first of three campaign aides to plead guilty in this. today's hearing is going to decide whether or not -- excuse me, decide when gore will be sentenced. prince george's county and montgomery county residents could see a hefty increase in their water bills. the wssc needs to increase funding for some construction projects.
right now the water company is more than $78 million over its projected construction budget. the money will be used to replace more than 5500 miles of the wssc's aging water system. at 6:07, jessica doyle is here with a special your money report. >> this one is now. a look ahead to big releases coming up. >> it is a big fall for technology. so mark your calendars. you do not want to buy a new cell phone, tablet or e-reader without considering these dates. we'll start with september 12. that's when apple is rumored to be announcing the iphone 5 or whatever they wind up calling it. then it could land in stores by september 21. the rumor mill has it the next iphone will be, mike? >> thinner, faster, larger screen and better camera. >> there you go. also from apple october something, we'll learn more potentially about a smaller ipad. it would compete with a growing crop of 7-inch tablets like amazon's kindle fire and
google's nexus7. two biggies out, the first pc for microsoft ever. the tablet will feature a built in stand, cover with keyboard. also that day windows 8. the new version of the operating system is touch screen enabled. so that's expected to inspire a whole new generation of pc gadgets. ultrabooks, even tabletop touch screens in the coming months. then october, november, amazon.com likely to release the new kindle and kindle fire. we'll probably learn more details. rumors are the fire tablet will be lighter and thinner with higher resolution. the ereader could also have an on board light. finally one for the gamers. september 13. that's when we might learn more from nintendo about the wii u. for now all they're saying is the updated console will be out
for the holidays. this is significant not for the new technology but you have to remember the old stuff goes on sale as soon as the new stuff starts making its way. >> i keep hearing that the kindle fire is flying off the shelves. >> love it. >> i just have an old generation so i feel like i should go and get a new one but i'll wait. >> i just read on the computer. people love that thing. >> just tell me again not now about what we do with the stuff we already have? >> sell it now. you sell it now. this is the time to go. >> 6:09. a book detailing the inner workings on the raid that killed osama bin laden hits stores today. in four minutes the military pushes back against the release. >> howard says not too much sun for the first day of school in northern virginia. coming up next, learn if the kids need to put an umbrella in their backpack. >> when you pour yourself a tall cold one, how fast you drink depends on the pint glass you use. >> those who drink out a curved glass instead of a straight
glass consume their beer four times faster. >> it's 5:00 somewhere. british researchers say the curve glasses make it hardtory pace yourself. because it's more difficult to determine how much you've had with those glasses. so remember you get a curvy one, slow down. ♪pour me something strong it's only half past 12 but i don't care ♪ it's 5:00 somewhere ♪
it's another warm, muggy morning out there with temperatures starting in the 70s. look for mostly cloudy skies today. while we may see a passing shower this morning through midday, the better chance for showers and storms will be later this afternoon and evening with high temperatures in the middle 80s. howard, overall delays on the northbound side of i-95. you've got it in quantico. then off and on from woodbridge into springfield with the lanes open. here at the 14th street bridge, things are still looking good into the downtown area leaving 395. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:18. mike and andrea? >> thanks, monika. the book "no easy day" hits stores this morning. >> it provides an insider's account of the dramatic raid which led to the killing of terrorist leader osama bin laden. it's all right hit number one
on the amazon best seller list. >> as mariellen hopkins reports, the formerly anonymous author could be in a lot of trouble. >> reporter: the former seal team six member spoke with cbs's 60 minutes. in the interview he went by the pen name mark owen. his face and voice changed to hide his identity. but his cover has since been blown. he said his book originally september for a september 11 release is not aimed at influencing the election. >> my worry from the beginning is it's a political season. this book is not political whatsoever. it doesn't bad mouth either party and we specifically chose september 11 to keep it out of the politics. >> reporter: his account offers new details of last year's raid. he says as the team went up the stairs at bin laden's compound in pakistan, the al qaeda leader poked his head out. two shots were fired.
by the time they got inside, bin laden was on the floor not standing up as was first reported. he and another seal then fired into bin laden's chest to make sure he was dead. the military's top lawyer warned the author last week that he had violated secrecy agreements and broke the law with the book. he said the military was considering pursuing all available legal actions against him and his publisher penguin putnam. his lawyer says he did not violate military secrecy agreements or break the law and said he is confident he did not disclose classified information. i'm mariellen hopkins for 9news now. >> military insiders say the real impact of the book is that it broke the code of silence among covert military operatives. if the pentagon has its way, both the author and its publisher may be forced to forego all the royalties. it's 6:15. howard is here. we're talking about terrible tuesday as far as traffic and what will we describe wept
senator. >> quiet -- weather? >> quiet this morning. radar is quiet. warm, sticky, muggy. the allergy count is way up as well on the weed and mold spores. but the threat for showers and storms is going to be with us once again, especially as we get into the afternoon and evening hours. here's a look at the bus stop forecast where temperatures are running in the 70s this morning. it's september after all but it's going to take a few more weeks before fall seems to get here, at least one if not two. 6:40 is the sunrise this morning. other than an isolated shower, we're just cloudy and muggy. we're looking at temperatures climbing into the 80s by noon with a better chance of some showers and storms for the afternoon and evening hours. the ride home may be marred by a few thunderstorms. 86 by 4:00 with a high around 87. could be 3:30, 4:30, that time frame and low 80s at 8:00. you'll notice the showers from overnight have lifted into pennsylvania. a couple of very light ones near hagerstown and western maryland. hagerstown this morning is 73. cumberland 72 with mid-70s down at the pax river naval air
station, easton 75. fredricksburg 74. and here in washington as we look outside on our michael & son weather camera. another cloudy morning. about 25 minutes before sunrise. starting to brighten up the clouds. 76. dew point 71. that is tropical air in place with the humidity at 85%. it's september now. there's still summertime heat going strong. look at oklahoma city and dallas. up around 105. 95 for kansas city. 09 in chicago. we'll see a little bit of heat creep toward us for thursday and friday as our temperatures get toward the 90-degree mark. in the short term still dealing with the remnants of isaac. you can see the circulation when we go back to the beginning. back here is where it is. this is still throwing much moisture and energy our way that the air mass in place is all sticky and it doesn't take too much to bubble up some showers and storms. that's why they're going to be with us today, tonight, tomorrow and even into thursday. looks like we'll have a chance of storms although it will start to wane.
more sunshine means we're going to be hotter. today 87. scattered showers and thunderstorms. yellow alert days itself next three. tonight -- the next three. tonight about 75 in town. 70s in the suburbs. tomorrow mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms, 87. 91 thursday, more sun. as we head toward friday, looks like it will be hot. i think we'll be generally dry but more storms over the weekend into monday as temperatures drop back toward 82 by early next week. it 16:17. -- it is 6:17. time for monika with timesaver traffic. i was just getting word that on metro the blue line is single tracking between stadium armory and addison road. that is going to cause some delays early on on the blue line again between stadium armory and addison road. so keep that in mind. look at this on 270 southbound. very slow and heavy. it's been like this for i'd say about 45 minutes going about 16 miles an hour. as you leave frederick closer to route 109 i would say down
toward 121, one continuous slowdown till you hit germantown. all the lanes are open. we have several minor accidents all over town right now, including on the southbound side of the 270 spur ramp to democracy boulevard. that should be in its clearing stages. let's take a live look outside of the on the outer loop of the beltway you will hit the brakes leaving 95 toward university boulevard where i would say the pace improves heading into silver spring. it might be a little slow at georgia avenue as well by the way but all the lanes are open. by the way beach drive has been reopened over at joyce. there had been a fallen tree early this morning. back over to the maps. this time northbound on i-95. it is very slow in quantico of the then again in woodbridge and through springfield. a live look there first. northbound 95. everyone does seem to be behaving themselves. i think a lot of you are getting an early start and that's a good thing this morning. slow from route 644. let's go a little further north on to 395. brake lights a little further north of duke street heading toward seminary road. then again at the 14th street
bridge. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:25. our time coming up on 6:20. next if sports, an overtime battle as virginia tech and georgia tech meet in blacksburg. >> this was awesome. right now it is time to get another check of the question of the morning. 12% of women said this is the most annoying sound they could think of. is it a a sniffly, runny nose, b, nails on a chalkboard, or c extremely load snoring. >> most of our facebook friends like jenny have another thought. what about constant popping and snapping of chewing gum? that's most annoying but if i have to choose if those listed, c, snoring. >> keep the guesses coming. we have the answer at 6:49.
looking at our day planner, we have cloudy skies over tysons corner right now. we've got temperatures which will be climbing into the low 80s by noon. maybe a spotty shower or two this morning through midday but better chance of storms this afternoon. highs in the mid- to upper #s on. tonight -- upper 80s. tonight the nationals face the cubs gunning for their 83rd win of the season. >> which would be the most wins for the franchise since 200036789 yesterday the nats guaranteed -- 2003. yesterday the nats guaranteed the first winning season since 1969. >> adam la roche hit his 25th home run ever the season. it was a blast into the upper deck in right. it was. ross debt wyler -- detwiler pitched seven scoreless innings. the orioles are one game back of the yankees. joe saunders pitched six-plus
shutout innings. baltimore blanked toronto 4-0. the o's have won eight of the last ten. it was a night of redemption last night for virginia tech kicker. he missed a 38-year-old kick early on in the game but boy demake up for it big time. georgia tech leading 17-14 with time running out. hits a 41-year-old field goal that sends the game to overtime. the hokies kyle fuller throw as pass sending it into overtime. virginia tech wins its season opener 20-17. what a great day, monday finish. mcelroy won the tournament in boston. even this putt on 18 it hung on the lip. he still captured the deutsche bank championship. tiger finished in third. our time is 6:25. straight ahead, the latest on cleanup efforts following another round of flash flooding in the district. >> plus, the tooth fairy and
inflation. how much should kids get when a baby tooth comes out these days? >> wow, they're raking it in i can tell you that. right now monika has a quick check on traffic this terrible tuesday. is it panning out? >> it's tough out and we've got problems on metro. foggy bottom entrance escalators are out of service. buses have been requested if you are using the red line. coming up in my next report, a look at area roads. you're watching 9news now.
this is -- weather first. it's the first day of school in lorton, virginia. 72 degrees right there. it's a muggy day but it's going to be a good one. first day is always a good day. >> that's right. a lot of fun. thanks for starting your day right here. aim mike hydeck. i'm andrea roane. meteorologist howard bernstein is live on the weather terrace with the forecast. they can at least get the day started without umbrellas open. >> it's very muggy outside but the rain has pulled away from the region up into pennsylvania and jersey. we at least don't have the radar to talk about but we do have some heat and humidity and the threat for more storms later today. mostly cloudy skies over tysons corner about ten minutes before the sunrise. 83 by noon. mostly cloudy. would be a shower or isolated thunderstorm by then with a better chance of scattered showers and storms later this afternoon and this evening. high temperature approaching 87. 5:00 p.m. temperature 86. right now well in the 70s. 73 in fredricksburg. 71 in frederick this morning.
and 78 in annapolis. that is our warm spot. as far as the rain, you can see it has pulled from areas south and west north of us. a couple of sprinkles in hagerstown and in the mountains. let's go to monika samtani. it's been a tough commute. >> reporter: air -- you're going to have to pack your patience definitely today. delays began early on in the 5:00 hour and they're going to be continuous throughout this morning's rush hour with everyone back to work and back to school. on the northbound side of i-95, luckily we've had no big accidents to report. it's just that long slow delay as you leave quantico. it's going to be off and on into dale city and woodbridge and again in springfield. let's take a live look at 395 on the northbound side. this is a good example of what i'm talking about. as you leave landmark, this is continuous to seminary road before the pace improves. let's go back over to our maps. this time over to the other side, west side of town coming in on the dulles toll road. you're fine on 66. brake lights definitely as you head in from manassas.
you see all that red and orange and yellow as you head for the beltway so it's one long, slow line up to the beltway. i'll step out and show you live from our sky 9 what it looks like on the inbound side of i- 66. this is at route 50 heading inbound. all lanes are open but very slow and heavy this morning. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:43. back to you. >> thanks, monika. the democratic national convention kicks off in charlotte, north carolina today. >> our partners at cbs this morning are there. charlie rose joins us live with a preview of what's ahead this morning. good morning, charlie. after a stellar week, we're looking forward to the week ahead. >> so am i. good more than, mike and andrea. we'll ask republican paul ryan about his attacks against president obama and why critics call some of them misleading. plus, our own bob schieffer will be with us. he asked governor o'malley the question that left democrats
scrambling. and michele obama's speech and how her message will be different than four years ago. all that and more at 7:00 from charlotte. >> we'll be watching. summer is coming to a close for hundreds of thousands of children this morning. it is back to school in northern virginia today. some of the region's biggest districts are going back to class. alexandria, the city of fredricksburg, prince william and stafford counties all have the buses rolling for the first time today. >> kristin fisher is live in lorton, virginia this morning talking with the head of fairfax county schools. >> reporter: good morning. we're about an hour and a half away from the opening bell here at south county middle school. joining me now, fairfax county's public school superintendent dr. jack dale. thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: busy morning to you. this is as i said all morning, this is a brand new public school for fairfax county, one of two new schools in the district. how is this going to help the 2% increase in students this year in the county? >> our biggest issue as you
mentioned we're growing 2% this year. we've grown about 15,000 kids over the last five years. so we are dealing with growth, growth, growpt. we -- growth. we have the two facilities, the south county middle school and mason crest elementsly school. we also refurbished an additional school to increase capacity and additions on high schools. we have a great construction program but we're running out of space here in fairfax. it will be a challenge in the next five, ten years. >> reporter: and a challenge for a new superintendent because for those that do not know, this is dr. dale's very last first day of school as superintendent. what are your thoughts? what are you going to miss the most? >> that's interesting. i will probably not miss getting up at the crack of down to do these morning interviews but i think the people in fairfax. just amazing people from kids to families to 25,000 employees that we have. we have phenomenal people and i'll miss that kind of intellectual interaction and
challenge. great place. >> reporter: dr. dale, thank you so much. best of luck today. hope things run very smooth. for now, back to you, mike and andrea. >> kristin fisher reporting from lorton, virginia. some parents in arlington county will be driving their children to school today, and they're not happy about that. to ease crowding on school buses, the county announced it will strictly enforce walking zones for students. if you live one mile from an elementary school or one and a half miles from a secondary school, you won't be allowed to take the school bus. some parents are trying to get the policy changed but they didn't get it done before the school year began. well, this morning residents in the district's bloomingdale neighborhood are getting back to the cleanup. their homes were damaged by flash flooding over the weekend. d.c. fire crews even had to use some boats to rescue some people and some drivers that were trapped by the floods on sunday night. the deluge flooded scores of basement apartments along u street and rhode island avenue in northwest. many residents say this is not the first time this has happened but it is by far the
worst they've seen. >> it scared me when i saw the water force that door open. i couldn't believe it. >> mayor vincent gray has appoint add task force to coup with a plan to fix the problem. until then, though, authorities suggest residents keep plenty of sandbags nearby. about 3,000 people living in louisiana will wake up in shelters nearly a week after hurricane isaac. president obama met with some of the people monday whose homes were destroyed by the storm. he promised some federal aid that the government is going to provide some disaster relief as soon as possible. right now thousands of customers in louisiana, mississippi and arkansas are still without power. it 16:36. jessica doyle is here -- it is 6:36. jessica doyle is here with another money report. >> one retailer is ready for the christmas shopping season. 111 days early. >> you have started your christmas shopping yet? >> making a list. >> that's good. well, toys 'r' us is making it easier for you on this, the
fourth day of september. consider this the home stretch. get working, people. i'm kidding. starting today the company is waiving its service fee and minimum purchase requirements for shoppers to use its layaway program. this is good through october. last month wal-mart jumped in and said it was expanding its own layaway program but it still has a minimum purchase requirement and a $50 fee for an open account. if you hate checking voice mail, you are not alone. vonnage tells our partners at "u.s.a. today" that checking voice mail dropped by 14% in july from a year ago. voice mail messages left on user accounts were down 8%. possibly contributing to the trend. new services that convert voice messages as delivery as e-mail or text or send you an audio file that you can listen to. kid losing a tooth? you are digging deeper into your wall netanyahu nowadays -- wallet nowadays. kids found an average of $3 a
tooth. some got as much as $20 a tooth. no recession for the tooth fairy. tooth fairy has been investing well. >> wait a minute, why visa, the credit card company is talking about -- do people charge their tooth? good visa tracks consumer spending across the board but visa also has an app that can help you figure out how much money you should give your child. the tooth fairy should give your child if the tooth comes out. >> the next thing kids will have a card swiper under their pillow. >> i'm guilty. sophie has banked big time with the teeth. >> i thought we were going into the high end when we went to a dollar for the kids. >> three bucks. pony up. 6:38. in nine minutes, why buying organic foods may not be any healthier for you than the regular stuff. howard says cloudy start to the day. we could get some more storms this afternoon. highs in the 80s. straight ahead, learn when the 90s are coming back. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america?
monika here with timesaver traffic. you're going to need to give yourself extra time at 6:42 in the morning. that's because it started to get heavy in the 5:00 hour on this terrible traffic tuesday. a lot more commuters than we're used to. summertime traffic patterns are over. on the southbound side of 270 in fact, you're going to find that long, slow lineup leaving frederick about 16 miles an hour at route 109, down to 121. we'll take a live look first on the southbound side of i-270 down at route 28 in rockville. look at all of that. definitely not used to that early in the morning heading down to the point where the lanes divide. also a live look on the outer loop. it slows now from 95 toward university boulevard and georgia avenue. but it is incident free. let's go over to our maps again, this time to southern maryland. route 4, route 5, 301, everything is fine. 210 leaving accokeek into oxon hill and across the wilson bridge here. you're fine as well.
in terms of volume, you do have that to deal with on our major thoroughfares. a live look from our sky 9. well, it was there on the inbound side of i-66. it was slowing down off and on to the beltway. more at 6:58. >> thank you, monika. here's howard. he has our back-to-school forecast for everyone this time. >> the fact that sky 9 is flying is a good sign. we don't have the low clouds or the rain. the visibilities are up. we do have the muggies. that's up as well and the al generallies are up. sniffling and sneezing, it's the weeds and the mode. welcome back to you. here's a look at your allergy update on this tuesday morning. this comes in every day around midday so we actually got this monday around noon. grass medium. trees were absent. weeds and mold in the high category. your bus stop forecast, generally cloudy. a stray sprinkle in the mountains and up towards hagueerstown. other than that fairly quiet, 70s, muggy.
sunrise occurred just a few minutes ago at 6:40. our day planner calling for clouds. a little bit of sunshine. 83 by noon. could be a spotty shower or storm with a better chance of showers and storms this afternoon or this evening. 4:00, 4:30 i think we get to 87 and then back to 85 by 6:00. notice the sprinkles i'm talking about hagerstown out in the mountains. the rain from last night is now up in pennsylvania and in jersey. a little tough to see in the northern neck. got a slight sprinkle showing up. 72 in bowie with andrews at 73. in fact everybody is in the low to mid-70s with a lot of humidity. lovettsville and laytonsville cool spots at 70. outside on our weather camera, you see a couple of breaks there. it's considered overcast. may see peeks of sun. it's sticky outside with the relative humidity at 85%. this is what we had overnight. you see how that came right through us? this is up in pennsylvania and new jersey right now. out to the west we still have the remnants.
a little tough to see this morning of isaac spinning in kentucky and tennessee throwing the most tur and pieces of -- moisture and pieces of energy our way. we'll get into the day today with the daytime heat so it will heat things up and showers and storms will start to pop. in the afternoon still scattered showers and storms. overnight into tomorrow morning. by midday wednesday, boom, more showers and storms will be popping across the region into the afternoon hours. then things settle down somewhat by the evening. 9:00 south of town a front may try to push through here. there comes the front as we head toward friday. thursday will also feature more showers and storms in the afternoon. but they may do the d.c. split. so we'll have to watch out. more sun thursday. expecting it to be a little warmer. as we look at forecast, 87 today, scattered thunderstorms. yellow alert days today, tomorrow, thursday. tonight about 75. isolated shower or storm. tomorrow 87. again the threat for the afternoon storms. a little more sun thursday, can't rule out some afternoon
storms, 91. friday it could be the dry day this week, 90 with a storm still possible saturday, sunday and monday as temperatures by monday back into the low #s on. let's go -- low 80s. let's go back to mike. 6:47. the polls are now open in northern virginia for a special election. people living in the 45th district will pick a new delegate today. that includes parts of old town alexandria, crystal city, shirlington and huntington. the polls will close at 7:00 tonight and the winner will replace democrat david englin. he resigned after admitting to having an affair. well, more and more people are buying organic. >> whether it comes to their produce but it turns out it may not be any healthier for you than the regular stuff. a study came out monday from the annals of internal medicine. it finds nutrition wise, there's no difference between organic and regular fruits, vegetables or meats. pesticide residue is 30% less in organic produce but levels are still safe in the
nonorganic kind. >> nutrition and safety are not reasons to buy organic. however, you may have other reasons to buy organic, such as personal preference. you may think they taste better. you may have a concern that it's more environmentally appropriate. >> regardless of the kinds of fruit and vegetables you buy, experts remind you to wash them all before eating them to stay healthy. let's get the answer to the question of the morning now. here's the question once again to remind you. 12% of women said this is the most annoying sound they could think of. is it a, sniffling of a runny nose, b, nails on a chalkboard or c, extremely loud snoring? >> so i guess this is the reason why only 12% responded because the answer is a, sniffling of a runny nose. here's jessica with today's daily deals. she can deal with it.
>> oh, i can't stand it. got to tell you the truth. time to do some savings. target.com running its biggest baby sale of the year. for example, a free mattress with a purchase of a simmons crib. also up to 20% off things like travel systems and free gifts with some purchases. you don't see dyson vacuums on sale all that often but wal- mart.com has one right now. $269.98 for the dyson dc-23 turbine-head canister vacuum. it's regularly about 400 bucks. also' also goat a mini turbine head for free. that's a $70 value. shipping is free with in store pickup. groupon is facing you at least 50% on manicures in falls church, virginia. present nail spa is iewferring 50% off a spa manicure. you get a hand treatment including expollation and moisturizing with mediterranean tangerine oil.
new hershey's simple pleasures chocolate. 30% less fat, 100% delicious. welcome back. 6:53. your weather first. we have cloudy skies out there. generally dry which is a good thing. noontime temp 83. could be a spotty shower or storm then with a better chance of scattered showers and storms a little later. highs about 87. today's tuesday, september 4. here's a check of the news before you go. there will abview drag in edge -- will be a viewing today in edgewater, maryland for patrick feeks, the navy seal killed in a helicopter crash in
afghanistan next month. woodmont avenue in downtown bethesda, maryland will be closed for a construction project and it's going to stay closed for the next 20 months. tied it. the last play of regulation. now can win with a chip shot in overtime. >> the 17-yard field goal gave the hokies a win in overtime. virginia tech won last night. >> what a shot. cbs this morning begins at the top of the hour. charlie rose is live in charlotte with a preview of the democratic national convention. >> before that, we'll get one more check of traffic and weather. keep it right here on 9news now.
one more thing before we go. are you better off than you were four years ago? such an interesting response from governor martin o'malley when bob schieffer asked him this week as we look ahead to the democratic national convention in charlotte. >> he's no joe biden so what was that? >> he should have answered it better. >> is this a question that happens every election season? >> yes. >> we had theodore sorenson on once. he said you always prep the president with the questions you expect and throw in a zinger from out of left field. this was not from out of left field. >> what he said is that's not the question. yeah it is. yeah it is. that is the question. >> your friends sometimes don't help. weather wise a little help this morning. we've got no rain out there now. we may get some showers and storms, some heavier ones later this afternoon, 87. about the same tomorrow. by thursday a little more sun, 91. friday the dry day on the seven- day, 90. then a couple of storms again in the afternoon for the most
part over the weekend. monika? no question you will hit delays today. it's terrible traffic tuesday. first of all a live look in springfield on the northbound side of 95. it's going to look like this off and on dale city all the way up to the 14th street bridge. we'll go to the north side of town in montgomery county. same story on the outer loop leaving 95 to college park and on 270. for wall street we are looking a little choppy right now but we have some auto sales figures out later a and that could -- later and that could set the pace. cbs this morning is next with a preview of today's start of the democratic national convention. howard and i will be back in 25 minutes with a live update on traffic and weather. while at work today, get updates on news, weather and traffic by visiting us at wusa9.com. thanks for joining us this morning. we'll see you right back here tomorrow starting at 4:25. have a great day. happy first day of school.